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The EOTC Decided

By Teklu Abate The 28th of February 2013 seems to mark the end of the end of reconciliation efforts that were underway between the two Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church (EOTC) synods. Abune Matias, Archibishop of EOTC Jerusalem, was announced as the sixth patriarch of the EOTC.    The news caught the attention of media, believers […]

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MENELIK THE GREAT OF ADWA

March 1st 1896 is the 117th anniversary of the Battle of Adwa. The decisive victory at Adwa is a tale to be told every year on this day of its commemoration because it warms the heart and lifts the spirit of every black person in the world. Few places evoke stronger memories than places of […]

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Meseret Defar Sets Event Record at New Orleans Half Marathon

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Meseret Defar Sets Event Record at New Orleans Half Marathon

Meseret Defar cruised behind Shalane Flanagan for the first third of the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon. But by the 10K mark, there was no stopping the Ethiopian Olympic gold medalist. running on a sun-splashed course along majestic St. Charles Avenue and through the French Quarter, Defar set a new personal-best in just […]

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Debretsion Church and the Ethiopians. By Yilma Bekele

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Debretsion Church and the Ethiopians. By Yilma Bekele

Please follow the link above and watch the YouTube video before reading this article. This is Debretsion Ethiopian Orthodox Church in London England. The picture seems to have been taken on a cold winter day. It is such a beautiful church. Doesn’t it look so serene and peaceful? I am sure it is that most […]

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Ethiopian Central-Bank Order May Mean More T-Bills, Less Lending

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Ethiopian Central-Bank Order May Mean More T-Bills, Less Lending

By William Davison on February 26, 2013 An Ethiopian central bank order making lenders limit 40 percent of their loans to a year or less by 2015 may crimp credit growth by forcing more government- security purchases, the International Monetary Fund said. A National Bank of Ethiopia directive from April 2011 already requires the 14 […]

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Obama: Failing the African Spring? By Helen Epstein

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Obama: Failing the African Spring?   By Helen Epstein

By Helen Epstein America’s new drone base in the West African city of Niamey, Niger, announced by the White House on Friday, further expands our counter-terrorism activity in Africa. It’s also consistent with the militaristic emphasis of the Obama administration’s engagement with the continent. This may help contain the spread of jihadist violence in specific […]

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The law is our shield – By Abebe Gellaw

By Abebe Gellaw Around two weeks ago, a few members of ECAD Paltalk room members took the initiative of donating money for the legal actions I am to take in earnest against criminal TPLF thugs that have been violating our civil rights guaranteed under U.S. laws and constitutions. In Ethiopia, TPLF agents are above the […]

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The 117th Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa. By Robele Ababya

By Robele Ababya The indelible legacy of Emperor Menilik II and EmpressTaitu There is no heritage more glorious, precious, and inspiring than freedom and independence won by the ill-equipped and poorly trained, if at all, Ethiopian militias over vastly superior Italian invaders at the famous Battle of Adwa in 1986 under the leadership of Emperor […]

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Ethiopia: Another False Prophet from the North?

The Horn Times opinion by Getahune Bekele, South Africa Is it Abune Matias or Abune Samuel? “The church is Noah’s ark and he who is not found in it shall perish when the flood overwhelms all…” (The Cappadocia fathers, 376 AD) One of the first Christian nations with more than 60 references in the bible, […]

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EOTC in Exile issues Statement of Declaration

“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen” Statement of Declaration from the Legal Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo  Church in Exile on the Upholding of the Church’s Cannon Law and the Return of His Holiness  Patriarch Abune Merkorios to the Throne from which He […]

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Teddy Afro, the First Ethiopian Artist To Perform At BB King

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Teddy Afro, the First Ethiopian Artist To Perform At BB King

Tewodros Kassahun, better known by his stage name of Teddy Afro, is an iconic Ethiopian pop star who has dominated the local music scene for nearly a decade. Calling himself a “man of freedom”, Teddy sings about topics of reconciliations, unity, history, justice, equality and for political change. These subjects have gained him the hearts […]

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Press Release on: The 2nd Online Campaign against Censorship

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Press Release on: The 2nd Online Campaign against Censorship

“Freedom of Expression to All, Now!” Zone9 is an informal group of young Ethiopian bloggers and activists working together to create an alternative independent narration of the socio-political issues in Ethiopia and thereby foster public discourse that will result in emergence of vibrant, well informed and proactive community of readers for the betterment of the […]

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To Ato Abay Weldu, President of Tigray Region

By Teumay Mr. President, I have little doubt that one way or the other this piece is going to make it to your office, at least considering the many operatives you have buzzing the worldwide web. I am writing as a concerned individual on the ongoing destruction of Raya by your Adwa administration. Of course, […]

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Ethiopia: TPLF- Too undemocratic to split

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Ethiopia: TPLF- Too undemocratic to split

By Tesfay Atsebeha (In Depth Africa) — It is being disseminated that a certain group of the TPLF and Bereket are trying to purge some veteran members of the TPLF. Purges are not new in the TPLF, but it is a break from the tradition of the TPLF, if a group has really disclosed its […]

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Make demands on Ethiopia’s leaders. By Carina Hägg

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Make demands on Ethiopia’s leaders. By Carina Hägg

By Ms. Carina Hägg, Swedish MP By Ms. Carina Hägg,  Swedish MP Debate Make demands on Ethiopia for loans and assistance! Carina Hägg is critical to Swedish and European silence. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has recently been appointed Chairman of the African Union (AU). He succeeded five months ago the deceased Meles Zelawi (EPRDF), which ruled Ethiopia […]

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Ethiopia’s real ambassador-at-large – By Abebe Gellaw

By Abebe Gellaw Ethiopia has so many “ambassadors” and “diplomats” across the globe. Unfortunately, they neither represent our country nor can proudly stand in front of the oppressed people of Ethiopia. If at all they dare to do so, they know that they will be booed, condemned and pelted with rotten eggs, if not worse. […]

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A Bright Yellow Future for Girls in Ethiopia

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A Bright Yellow Future for Girls in Ethiopia

By Lynne Featherstone. Today I met a future doctor, accountant and engineer. They were all 13 year old girls. The aspirations of these Ethiopian girls is heartening. The engineer says she wants to train to help “build up her country”. I wouldn’t bet against her doing just that. And the UK Department for International Development […]

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Ethiopia resorts to unorthodox funding plan for Grand Renaissance scheme

By John Muchira 15th February 2013 (Engineering News) — Fears that construction of a mega hydroelectric plant in Ethiopia could stall owing to financial constraints have forced the authorities to turn to desperate measures to raise funds. To ensure implementation of the Grand Renaissance dam project remains on course, the Ethiopian government is now turning […]

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Playing with fire as EPRDF pries in religious and ethnic affairs

By Robele Ababya Weird Sunday mass at the Palace This article is prompted by The Horn Times News breaking news dated 03 Feb 2013 titled: “Ethiopia: ‘Judas of Wollayta’ shattered as pagan TPLF warlords cancelled his bizarre Sunday mass” written by Ethiopian heroic fighter for freedom – resident of South Africa. Article 27 of the […]

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Eastern Pa. man sentenced to 40 to 80 years after plea in slaying of Eritrean immigrant

The 22-year-old Hagos Mezgebo escaped a life in war-torn Africa only to be gunned down in the streets of Allentown, seemingly for no apparent reason. But Enrique Manuel Ortiz showed no signs of remorse, nor did he offer any semblance of apology, as he was sentenced Monday to 40 to 80 years in prison for […]

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EPRDF’s Ethiopia: a Symbol of Slavery in the Midst of “Prosperity”

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EPRDF’s Ethiopia: a Symbol of Slavery in the Midst of “Prosperity”

By Amsale Getnet Aberra Over the years I have met with a range of people from different parts of the world who could not stop talking about Ethiopia being the cradle of human kind and the land of cultural richness. I have also met individuals including academicians and policy makers with their own beliefs and […]

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Mr. Obang Metho Addresses the media regarding land investment in Africa

“Doing Business with a Dictatorship is a Risky Venture: Can an Outsider Ever Be Assured of Winning?” National Press Club of India, New Delhi, India. February 5, 2013 I would like to give a special thank you to the Centre For Social Development (CSD) in association with Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), Popular Education and […]

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Ethiopia: Where Do We Go (or not go) From Here? – By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

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Ethiopia: Where Do We Go (or not go) From Here? – By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam

By Prof. Alemayehu G Mariam On the road to democracy unity? For some time now, I have been heralding Ethiopia’s irreversible march from dictatorship to democracy. In April 2011, I wrote a commentary entitled, “The Bridge on the Road(map) to Democracy”. I suggested, We can conceive of the transition from dictatorship to democracy as a […]

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Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the third time

(BBC Sprots) — The dominant Super Eagles made the breakthrough just before half-time when Mba clipped the ball over Mohamed Koffi and then volleyed into the far corner. Burkina Faso almost equalised when Wilfried Sanou forced a fingertip save from goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama. Ahmed Musa slipped as he looked set to score and Victor Moses […]

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Violence and the Ethiopians. By Yilma Bekele

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Violence and the Ethiopians. By Yilma Bekele

By Yilma Bekele We always think of our people to be so loving that welcome a stranger into their homes and share what little they have. Our language is full of sayings about being a good host, a great neighbor and a kind human. Sharing what you have, helping those in need and putting others […]

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Open Letter to Chairperson of the African Union Commission – by Robele Ababya

H.E. Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma Chairperson of African Union Commission African Union Headquarters P.O. Box 3243 Addis Ababa Ethiopia Your Excellency, Re: Endemic conflicts, corruption, youth unemployment and civil unrest in Africa I have the rare honor and privilege to congratulate You on Your election to the exalted post as Chairperson of the African Union Commission, […]

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“In defence” of Oppressors & ETV – by Mesfin Negash

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“In defence” of Oppressors & ETV – by Mesfin Negash

I have very little to add on what has been said against the latest government propaganda piece broadcasted on ETV. I deliberately decided not to comment on the production, content and message of the film. There is nothing new in the substance. However, I have no words to express how heart breaking is to watch […]

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Ethiopia: TPLF agent who made terrorist threats exposed. By Abebe Gellaw

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Ethiopia: TPLF agent who made terrorist threats exposed. By Abebe Gellaw
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Ethiopia: They Shall Inherit the Wind – By Alemayehu G Mariam

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Ethiopia: They Shall Inherit the Wind – By Alemayehu G Mariam

By Alemayehu G Mariam The Sandcastles and Dams of African Dictators All dictators on the African continent have sought immortality by leaving a legacy that will outlive them and endure for the ages. But all have inherited the wind. Kwame Nkrumah led the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from colonialism in  1957. Nkrumaism sought […]

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Single Mum Shares £7.5m Lottery Winnings with Ethiopian Orphans

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Single Mum Shares £7.5m Lottery Winnings with Ethiopian Orphans

“Because of my good fortune, I will never have to worry about money again, but these children have been left vulnerable and orphaned by problems that aren’t their fault.” –Jane Surtees Many people dream of winning the lottery. Oh, the things they could do with a million dollars! Perhaps they’d purchase a new house, invest […]

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